Bronze pour at Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA.

International Sculpture Day 2017

Monday, April 24, marked the third International Sculpture Day, and the celebration was bigger and better than ever. The International Sculpture Center reported that more than 600 organizations and individuals participated and that there were 5,000,000 impressions on social media. From Alberta to Arizona, Auckland to Athens, Bratislava to Brooklyn, Bolivia to Bangladesh, England to Egypt, and Nigeria to Nepal, sculpture took center stage. Individual artists around the globe held special exhibitions, opened their studios to the public, and programmed special events. Yoshitada Ihara in Hyogo, Japan, promoted his “Satoyama Forest Art.” (Satoyama, according to Wikipedia, is “a Japanese term applied to the border zone or area between mountain foothills and arable flat land.”) His ongoing installation combines cypress and cedar timbers with living trees, creating a sort of interwoven landscape maze. In Jersey City, New Jersey, hyperrealist sculptor Carole Feuerman, known for her bathers, opened her studio at Mana Contemporary for the afternoon, inviting visitors to view her work in progress. Chad Whitaker transformed the tiny storefront of the Third Street Studio in downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, by creating a series of installations made of bed sheets, glue, varnish, wood, stain, urethane, and yarn. …see the entire article in the print version of October’s Sculpture magazine.